Z-score comparability of bone mineral density reference databases for children

J Kocks, K Ward, Z Mughal, R Moncayo, J Adams, Wolfgang Hogler

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The diversity of pediatric dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone mineral density (BMD) reference databases raises questions as to whether they are interchangeable in their application. This study examined the comparability of BMD Z-scores generated from the largest available Hologic DXA databases, applied on BMD results of a large series of unselected pediatric patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4652-9
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Adolescent
  • Age Determination by Skeleton
  • Bone Density
  • Child
  • Databases, Factual
  • Female
  • Growth Charts
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Male
  • Reference Values
  • Research Design
  • Retrospective Studies


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